Special Issue "Advances in Modelling of Rainfall Fields"

A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Davide Luciano De Luca
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Guest Editor
Department of Informatics, Modelling, Electronics and System Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Interests: stochastic processes; rainfall fields modelling; Mathematics; statistics; GIS; early warning systems
Assoc. Prof. Andrea Petroselli
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Guest Editor
Department of Economics, Engineering, Society and Business Organization (DEIM), Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: rainfall-runoff modeling; flood prone area estimation; surface hydrology; GIS Terrain Analysis for hydrogeomorphic applications; hydrological processes monitoring and modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rainfall is the main input for all hydrological models such as, for example, rainfall-runoff models and forecasting of landslides triggered by precipitation. Consequently, the need of improving the modelling of rainfall fields constitutes a key aspect for i) realizing efficient early warning systems and ii) carrying out analyses of future scenarios related to occurrences and magnitudes for all the induced phenomena.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a collection of innovative contributions for rainfall modelling, focusing on hydrological scales and on a context of climate changes. In particular, the following topics are of interest:

  1. Statistical analysis of rainfall extremes, mainly focusing on Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves and evaluation of Rainfall Thresholds;
  2. Temporal and spatial rainfall distribution;
  3. Transient Stochastic Rainfall Generators, suitable for obtaining long and perturbed time series into a context of climate changes;
  4. Models for rainfall nowcasting at hydrological scales, which can also couple several data sources (from rain gauge networks, weather radar, outputs from Limited Area Models) into a Bayesian framework;
  5. Rainfall downscaling

Dr. Davide Luciano De Luca
Assoc. Prof. Andrea Petroselli
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • IDF curves
  • Return period
  • Rainfall thresholds
  • Temporal and spatial rainfall distribution
  • Stochastic Rainfall Generators
  • Bayesian framework
  • Rainfall nowcasting
  • Rainfall downscaling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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